|Elections for Council President and Secretary-Treasurer
|November 5, 2007
Elections are now underway for the positions of CAW National Council 4000 President and Secretary-Treasurer. Elections are held every three years.
Nominations were conducted during Council 4000's third triennial convention held at the Delta Montreal Hotel from November to 4, 2007 (fourth since the
founding convention in November 1997).
Challenging the current President Bob Fitzgerald is Barry Kennedy, the Regional Representative of Council 4000's Mountain Region, representing members
at CN and Savage Alberta Railway in Alberta and British Columbia. Fitzgerald has been President since January of 2005, when he defeated the first President
of Council 4000, Rick Johnston.
The Secretary-Treasurer's position becomes vacant with the announcement by Bill Coolen during the Council 4000 Convention that he would not seek a fourth
terms as Secretary-Treasurer. Bill Coolen was the first and thus far the only Secretary-Treasurer of Council 4000 since it was established in November 1997.
Running to replace Brother Coolen is Heather Grant, the Regional Representative of Council 4000's Atlantic Region, representing members at DHL, Nova
Scotia Federation of Labour, Scanwood Canada and VIA Rail, Dave Mercer-Hazlitt, Regional Representative for the Mountain and Prairie Regions, representing
members at Rocky Mountaineer Vacations in British Columbia and VIA Rail in Western Canada, and Dan Michaluk, former President of CAW Local 4002.
Prior to the nomination process for President and Secretary-Treasurer, delegates from each of the five regional locals from coast to coast met in regional
caucuses to nominate and subsequently elect a Local Election Committee person to serve on the National Election Committee of Council 4000.
Election ballots were mailed out to all members residences on November 27, 2007. Ballots must be returned to the Council's National Office in Montreal not
later than January 18, 2008. Ballots will be counted and the results announced on Saturday, January 19, 2008.
Click here for the writ of election and voting details
CAW National Council 4000 National Election Committee
Local 4001 - Tony Andrzejewski
Local 4002 - Joey Broda
Local 4003 - Roy Eagan
Local 4004 - Wally Wilkinson (elected as Chairperson from within the committee)
Local 4005 - George Baker
Nominations for National Council 4000 President (in the order they were nominated)
Barry Kennedy, Council 4000 Regional Representative Mountain Region (Click here for election website)
Nominated by Brian Elcombe (Toronto), President CAW Local 4003 Great Lakes Region
Bob Fitzgerald, President Council 4000
Nominated by Frank Consiglio (Toronto), CAW Local 4003 Local Chairperson for VIA Rail
Nominations for National Council 4000 Secretary-Treasurer (in the order they were nominated)
Heather Grant, Council 4000 Regional Representative Atlantic Region
Nominated by Ron Shore (Vancouver), President CAW Local 4001 Mountain Region
Dan Michaluk, Local 4002 Prairie Region
Nominated by Joey Broda (Melville), Local 4002 Prairie Region
Dave Mercer-Hazlitt, Council 4000 Regional Representative Mountain/Prairie Region
Nominated by Matt Fischer (Vancouver), CAW Local 4001 Local Chairperson for Rocky Mountaineer Vacations